This Annual Report on Zoonoses in the United Kingdom (UK) presents a summary of reported cases of zoonotic infection in humans in 2009 and their trends and sources. The data have been compiled from statutory notifiable or reportable disease reports, national scanning surveillance systems, control programmes, research programmes and from data submitted to the European Community via the Trends and Sources Report, under the Zoonoses Directive 2003/99 by agencies contributing to the Report.
The format of the report has been changed significantly for 2009. The report now includes feature articles exploring key outbreaks or developments in zoonotic disease in the UK during the year. This is followed by an A-Z section detailing zoonotic diseases which may occur or may be found in the UK. Diseases are no longer split into ‘Foodborne and Waterborne’, ‘Notifiable diseases’ and ‘Other’ as in previous years. In addition, the 2009 report also includes an appendix showing laboratory-confirmed cases of zoonotic disease in humans in the UK, 2000-2009 (Appendix 2) and laboratory-confirmed cases of zoonotic disease in animals in Great Britain (GB), 2000-2009 (Appendix 4).